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Friday 31 Jul 2009: Shoe sizes
In Continental Europe shoe sizes are based on an old length unit, the Paris Point, which is equal to 2/3 cm. The shoe size is the length of the last (leest in Dutch) plus 2 cm in Paris Points. In the UK and the USA shoe sizes are based on another old length unit, the barleycorn, which equals to 1/6 in.

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